The New Urban History

  title={The New Urban History},
  author={Theodore Hershberg},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={3 - 40}
Author’s Note: This essay was originally prepared for a PSHP conference, &dquo;Interdisciplinary Research at the Philadelphia Social History Project: Work, Space, Life Course and Group Experience in the Nineteenth-Century Industrial City,&dquo; Philadelphia, August 1-4, 1977. I would like to express my appreciation to the funding agencies whose support has made this research possible: Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems, National Institute of Mental Health (MH 16621); Division of… 

The Impact of Poverty and Progress on the Generation of Historians Trained in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

  • S. Riess
  • History
    Social Science History
  • 1986
In an era of extreme specialization among American historians, it is rare for a monograph to have had the major impact of Poverty and Progress. While there have been previous studies of social

From Urban as Site to Urban as Place

Fernandez and other contributors, Connolly underscores the transformative impact that examining gender, race, and ethnicity have had on urban historiography. Yet he draws particular attention to the

Whither the History of Urban Education

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The Old New Social History and the New Old Social History

In the spring of 1968, the learned journal Daedalus convened a covey of historians. The group included some established sages, such as Felix Gilbert. It also brought in people for example, Frank

Occupational Mobility and Historical Social Structure

  • P. Horan
  • Sociology, Economics
    Social Science History
  • 1985
Historical social mobility research has played an important part in the coming-of-age of “the new social history” as an active arena for empirical social research. The contribution of this social

Toward an Integrated Ecological-Sociological Theory of Suburbanization

The faster rate of population growth in suburbs than central cities that commenced at the turn of the century had transformed the United States into a suburban nation by 1970 (Berry and Kasarda

Systematic Revisionism and a Generation of Ferment in American History

The earnest veterans who swept into American graduate schools after the conclusion of the second world war were self-confident, mature in judgment, and eager to begin professional careers. Having

The rise of urban history in Britain c.1960-1978

This chapter discusses the development of urban history in Britain from the 1960s to 1978, and the role of the curriculum in this development.

Re-assembling Actor-Network Theory and urban history

Few theories have left their mark on urban studies to the extent that Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has in the last few decades. Its background in Science and Technology Studies (STS), its critique of

Values that support an ecologically sustainable urban life

What are the values that support sustainable urban lifestyles? This is the central question examined within the context of contributing to the larger question of how we can create sustainable urban



Suburbanization and Change in the American Family

Suburbanization and Change in the American Family Episodic accounts of social processes have proven generally unsatisfying to recent historians. One reason that Warner's Streetcar Suburbs so quickly

American historians and the study of urbanization

PUBLIC concern with the nation's cities and their "problems" is almost as old as the cities themselves. Like beauty, however, problems exist in the eye of the beholder; they reveal more about the

The Impact of Residential Segregation on Ethnic Assimilation

The residential segregation of immigrants in American cities, long a classical ecological problem, is reexamined for specific immigrant groups in each of 10 cities in an effort to ascertain the

Opportunity and Persistence in the Pacific Northwest: A Quantitative Study of Early Roseburg, Oregon

HISTORIANS WHO DESCRIBE the American West as offering optimum opportunity assume, usually without reference to adequate evidence, that initiative, frugality, innovation, and hard work assured

The Urban-Rural Dichotomy: Concepts and Uses

The demographic distinction between urban and rural in terms of residential population has limited value. With increased local mobility, social and economic space no longer coincides with residence.

The Origins of Public Education: A Reassessment

  • M. Katz
  • Education, History
    History of Education Quarterly
  • 1976
During the last fifteen years a modest revolution took place in the historiography of education. Historians rejected both the metaphor and the method which had characterized the record of the

Natives and Newcomers: The Ordering of Opportunity in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Poughkeepsie

1. From Village to Small City 2. Perspectives on Success 3. Chances to Rise 4. Men at the Top 5. The Precariousness of Enterprise 6. Stratification in Business 7. Opportunity for Artisans during

The Process of Urbanization

U RBANIZATION is a process of population concentration. It proceeds in two ways: the multiplication of points of concentration and the increase in size of individual concentrations. It may

The Rural-Urban Continuum: Real but Relatively Unimportant

  • R. Dewey
  • History
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1960
The use of the terms "rural" and "urban" in current publications reveals a grosslack of agreement concerning their referents. This is interpreted as resulting from the failure to distinguish the

The State of Urbanization

  • C. Tilly
  • History
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1967
Now, sickening as it must be to human feeling to witness those myriads of industrious, patriarchal and inoffensive social organizations disorganized and dissolved into their units, thrown into a sea